The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief honors the history of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s global mission of humanitarianism and its trajectory into the 21st century. Nestled in the heart of New York City, it is a welcome space for innovation, connection, meditation, and reflection.

About Our Programs

Support us>

Just steps away from UN Headquarters, the Tzu Chi Center has served as a conducive space for dialogue with partner United Nations-accredited non-governmental organizations and representatives of civil society.

At the same time, our in-person and virtual programs, which are open to the general public, seek to deepen our collective wisdom and advance conversations on real-world problems and actionable solutions. In fact, see what we’re tackling next on our web series, C.A.F.E. 229.

The Tzu Chi Center spotlights missions that spread compassion and relief outside the US and in countries like Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador, and more. On display on our second and third floors are multimedia exhibits showcasing the latest in our global achievements, while also offering insight into Tzu Chi’s origins.

One of our continuous projects includes El Menahil Promise, where we’re supporting Syrian refugees and their children living in Turkey through education, charity, vocational training, and so much more.

Play Video

All Programs from Tzu Chi Center

C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

On the third Friday of every month, join us for engaging talks with special guests on themes inherent in the C.A.F.E. name: compassion in action, freedom, and enlightenment.

Explore ›

Mindful Eye Film Series

Mindful Eye Film Series

We’re presenting exclusive, bi-monthly screenings and conversations on contemporary films that have inspired, challenged, and elevated our understanding of compassion and contemplative living. Get your popcorn ready.

Explore ›

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

MIndfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

Originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, partake in this eight-week program known to help alleviate stress, depression, anxiety, and physical pain. Cycles begin every 3 months.

Explore ›

C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

On the third Friday of every month, join us for engaging talks with special guests on themes inherent in the C.A.F.E. name: compassion in action, freedom, and enlightenment.

Explore ›

Mindful Eye Film Series

Mindful Eye Film Series

We’re presenting exclusive, bi-monthly screenings and conversations on contemporary films that have inspired, challenged, and elevated our understanding of compassion and contemplative living. Get your popcorn ready.

Explore ›

Stay in Touch!

Receive news on upcoming programs, updates, and more, straight to your inbox.

A New Home for Tzu Chi

The Tzu Chi Center is located in New York City’s Upper East Side at 229 E 60th Street. The main floor features a sprawling showroom for the Jing Si Shop and DA.AI Technology, brands dedicated to Tzu Chi founder Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s commitment to sustainability and care for the Earth. The second and third floors feature multimedia exhibits that showcase Tzu Chi’s many relief efforts around the world, Tzu Chi’s origins, and a serene space for meditation.

About

Play Video

Donate

The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief operates under Tzu Chi USA, the American chapter of the global Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Your generosity guarantees support for Tzu Chi USA’s humanitarian missions as they go forward.

Volunteer

The Tzu Chi Center’s work could not be possible without the help and support of its vivacious and dedicated volunteers. Like what we do? Learn how you may safely get involved in our programs and activities in New York City.